About Us 2017-03-23T19:14:52+00:00

Safety is our priority, but family is Chellino Crane’s foundation. Founded in 1947 by Sam Chellino with one crane and unparalleled work ethic, Sam established relationships with local refineries in the Joliet, IL area and soon after started Chellino Crane. His honesty, integrity, and hands-on service laid the groundwork for the company to become what it is today – one of the largest crane companies in the Midwest specialized in providing full service to niche markets such as refineries, power and chemical plants.

Now in the hands of the third generation, Chellino Crane is stronger than ever. They have grown their fleet to over two hundred pieces of equipment and are strategically and successfully expanding in other markets, all with a fierce focus on providing the highest level of safety to their clients. Beyond crane rentals, Chellino Crane is a full-service provider of equipment, personnel, maintenance services and turn-key turnaround services on job sites. With over six decades of specialized experience, Chellino’s service sets them apart.

Sam Chellino built a strong foundation for Chellino Crane. As the business has grown, so has the Chellino family. There is a Chellino family member working in every area of the company and there is always a Chellino on the job site. Chellino’s clients are an extension of the family – partners through every step of the process. Safety is our first lift, and family will always be our foundation.

Chellino Crane is a proud member of The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). They are a recipient of the SC&RA 2013 Safety Award.